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Human Resource Management MSc

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Full time | Oxstalls Campus | 1 year | JAN-23

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Human Resources Management

Course type


Course Summary

What is Human Resource Management MSc?

Deepen your understanding of human resource management and network alongside professionals with a rich mix of experiences. Directly aligned to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) knowledge requirements, the MSc and PGDip in Human Resource Management offers you the opportunity to build your network. You’ll be studying as part of a community of students with a rich mix of professional experiences which will enhance your awareness.

The programmes are designed to develop your strategic thinking skills as you deepen your understanding of how human resource management creates competitive advantage for organisations.

Study for a Master’s

By studying full-time, including day and evening attendance subject to timetabling, you will gain the knowledge requirements for Full Membership of the CIPD. You’ll study alongside part-time students who are also practitioners – this creates a rich learning community where professional experiences can be shared and discussed. The course places a strong emphasis on active learning and business application to complement theory.

You’ll have the opportunity to attend an employment tribunal or other HR related events; you will also be required to attend on-campus CIPD events to enhance your knowledge and expand your professional network.

Possible careers

Advance your career within Human Resource Management or Human Resource Development by working towards senior manager and director level positions. Successful completion of the MSc Human Resource Management and Postgraduate Diploma offers Associate membership of the CIPD and provides the basis to work towards CIPD Chartered Member status.


The module is primarily concerned with the development of study and research skills for the global community. The module asks students to consider how the development of skills that may also be required across a range of other study modules are pivotal to successful management practice and to effective leadership. The module specifically seeks to develop and improve a range of definable skills that are pivotal to enable students to make the most of their formal programmes of study through the inclusion of key postgraduate study skills. Students are then asked to develop a strong sense of self-awareness and of their own strengths and weaknesses as managers and colleagues through reflection on practice and lectures, whilst embracing wider professional body networks to broaden horizons. The module also provides opportunities for applied learning and continuous professional development, and requires critical reflection on theory and practice from an ethical and professional standpoint.

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Entry requirements

To study the full-time MSc, you will need one or more of the following: To have a good undergraduate degree with an interest in the area; OR have practical work / organisational experience at degree level; OR have an appropriate pre-Masters programme and have practical work / organisational experience at degree level; For non-native English speakers - IELT score of 6.5, written 6.0. To study the part-time PGDip you will need one or more of the following: Possess an undergraduate degree with an interest in the area; OR have a number of years HR experience and/or management experience; OR hold professional qualifications L3-5, ranging from the CIPD Certificate /Foundation Programmes such as the CPP & CTP, Intermediate L5 or Certificate in Management Studies (CMS); For non-native English speakers - IELT score of 6.5, written 6.0.

University information

The University of Gloucestershire is a progressive and research-driven institution with three campuses in the west of England, offering a wide range of options for postgraduate study. The university has built a reputation for teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction. It is home to a community of around 1,000 postgraduate students who form a creative and supportive community of learners. Gloucestershire is an outward looking...more

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